Affordable Care Act Will Wipe Out Coverage Gains by Small Business Workers and Self-Employed

By Viji SundaramNew America Media

Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act threatens the health coverage of California’s self-employed, as well as workers in such small businesses as restaurants, small retailers and family farms.

A study out May 18 by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education showed that more than 1 million small business employees and over half a million self-employed Californians benefited from the health insurance options provided by the Affordable Care Act.

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